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When compared to wooden structures, plastic sheds clearly aren’t a traditional design amongst the typical British garden aesthetic. However, they are becoming increasingly popular amongst homeowners and boast numerous benefits:

  • Maintenance free - One of the biggest positives surrounding plastic sheds is that they require virtually no maintenance. They’re easy to clean, not prone to rust or rot, and don’t need to be kept painted in order to withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • Highly portable - Thanks to being lightweight and easy to disassemble, plastic sheds can be effortlessly moved if you decide to alter your garden layout.
  • Functionality - Plastic sheds are very functional garden buildings, courtesy of offering several potential uses. They can store plant food and fertiliser during the growing season, organise garden tools and much more.

Plastic sheds offer extended lasting periods - especially those which are well looked after! Because plastic is impermeable, it can keep out rain, snow and ice, whilst also being immune to rust, mould and corrosion.

Our plastic sheds come with steel reinforcement and metal hinges, making each design sturdy and built to last.

Our plastic sheds at Garden Buildings Direct come in pre-assembled parts which are incredibly easy to put together. Assembling a plastic shed is a task which requires no special tools or building experience. In fact, many modern plastic sheds can be simply snapped together.

Moreover, because the material itself is lightweight, plastic sheds also require little manpower to install.

Because garden buildings such as sheds aren’t naturally heated, internal condensation can always be an issue, particularly in the colder months of the year.

Plastic sheds can suffer from condensation, but only when dampness is present in the foundations. Because the air inside the shed is generally slightly warmer than the air outside, any moisture in the foundation base will rise until it reaches the cold roof panels.

A base for your garden shed should be more than sufficient in tackling this potential issue, whether it be a timber base, concrete, paving slabs or a foundation kit.

Though a base isn’t necessarily as important for a plastic shed as it would be for a wooden alternative, having your plastic shed sat on a base can still provide a whole host of important benefits.

While a base isn’t needed to prevent rotting or rust over time, good foundations can prevent your shed from sinking into the ground. Moreover, if your lawn isn’t level, building a shed of any material on top of it can lead to major issues concerning structural integrity in the future - something which a base can comfortably tackle.

This is determined by the individual shed, with some offering built in floors and some electing not to. At Garden Buildings Direct, each of our plastic sheds specifies whether or not a floor is included, in order to provide maximum clarity concerning this.

Plastic sheds don’t particularly like extreme temperatures. Luckily, in the UK, these temperatures at either end of the spectrum are rarely reached, so this issue is minimised as a result. However, in direct heat, plastic sheds can become quite hot, and in the extreme cold, the plastic can contract, so be sure to keep an eye on your plastic shed when severe weather conditions are present.

If your shed is a place you intend to use or store items in throughout the year, then insulation is definitely worth considering as a relatively inexpensive means of allowing your garden shed to better regulate and maintain internal temperature.

However, while the majority of wooden sheds can be insulated to better retain heat in the colder months, plastic sheds are generally not designed to be insulated.